The empty storefronts are noticable, but it appears some of them won't remain vacant for long. In an article in Westfair Online, the online version of the Fairfield County Business Journal, local realtors and store owners talk about an uptick in activity. There are more shoppers, according to the owners, and some new tenants will be announced soon, according to a Realtor.
Some thoughts on how to liven up the area are offered by First Selectman Gordon Joseloff, who owns property downtown.
"I am certainly not an expert on retailing, but from a perspective of trying to liven up Westport's downtown, we certainly could use more restaurants and maybe a bookstore, like Remarkable Books, which was a Main Street mainstay for many years," he said in the article. "But given the rents landlords are asking that's a tall order."